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The Tastes of Northern Italy (14 Days)

Food isn't just for eating in Northern Italy—it’s a full-on art form. Stand beside masters in their kitchens, farms and wineries to learn their region’s specialties. From wines on the Riviera, to Parmigiano Reggiano in Parma, to fresh-cooked tagliatelle in Bologna, indulge in the best this country has to offer, and its not just food. It's the coastal beauty of Cinque Terre, Romeo and Juliet's hometown of Verona, and a gondola gliding under the bridges of Venice. Northern Italy is an Edventure you will never forget.

This Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare out of SFO or LAX (price may vary based on choice of additional gateways)
  • 12 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • 3 wine-tastings (4 on extension)
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Dozza Prison (Correctional/ Law Enforcement Officials only)

Cinque Terre

Juliet's Famous Balcony in Verona

Bologna University
Saint Mark's Square in Venice

Private Italian Cooking Class

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Price: $5,003.00 (2016) based on double occupancy, plus optional $394 premium trip protection*

Departure Dates:

May 2019
(ITNO0519)
 June 2020 (ITNO0620)
September 2020 (ITNO0920
)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner


Turin on a guided tour of the elegant boulevards, museums and cafes, including Piazza Castello, Palazzo Madama, San Lorenzo Church and Palazzo Carignano


~ A stop in Barolo, a hilltop town and one of the most well-known names in Northern Italian wine, for a wine tasting and light lunch, and discover "il dolce far niente", Italian for “the sweet art of idleness.”

~ Cinque Terre, with its charming towns, astonishing views and sprawling vineyards,  making it one of the Riviera's most sought-after destinations, including it's largest villages, Vernazza and Monterosso

~ A local Parmigiano Reggiano producer to sample this favorite Italian cheese, and a visit to a balsamic vinegar farm for a tasting, a Lambrusco wine sampling, and lunch

~ Bologna for a sightseeing tour with an expert local guide, including a visit to the University of Bologna, the world’s oldest operating university, Piazza Maggiore to see Palazzo Comunale, Sala Borsa and the Basilica of Saint Petronio

~ The medieval village of Dozza, known for the brilliantly colored, contemporary frescoes painted on homes throughout the village

~ A visit to Dozza’s famous wine exhibition at Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, located within a 13th-century fortress, where a professional sommelier will lead a tour of the enoteca and its seemingly infinite number of regional wines from some of Italy's finest wineries in Emilia Romagna

~ Dozza Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

~ Learning  to make the traditional pastas of Bologna, such as tortellini, tortelloni and tagliatelle, in a cooking class that features an included dinner

~ A stop in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy to sample three red wines typical of the area: Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto

~ A guided walking tour of Verona to see the sites that served as the backdrop for Shakespeare’s famous drama, including a look at the town’s Roman amphitheater and Casa di Giulietta, Juliet’s house and storied balcony

~ Venice, to explore the city's many famous churches and museums, as well as its maze of canals and streets

~ A stop in the Province of Treviso to tour 17th-century wine cellars and  learn about Prosecco production, followed by a tasting of three different proseccos, white wines that are comparable to champagne

~ A guided sightseeing tour of Venice, including the iconic St. Mark’s Square and view its soaring basilica, the Rialto market, famous for its fish and vegetable stands, the stately Doge’s Palace, built in the Venetian Gothic style in 1340, and the Bridge of Sighs, which spans the Grand Canal 

~ A glassblowing demonstration to learn about Venice’s most celebrated art

~ A glide down Venice's famous canals in one of the city's iconic black gondolas, formerly the main mode of transportation around the Venetian Lagoon (Serenaded gondola rides for two are available for an additional $100/pp)

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, some hills and steep stairs)

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